On April 21, 2020, the Federal Defendants filed with the Atlantic MMPA IHA litigation Court a supplement to the administrative record pursuant to the Court’s January 6, 2020 Order (ECF 352). The Government’s record supplement is voluminous and comes with the following Government caveat:
“Consistent with the arguments advanced in the United States’ petition for certiorari in U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. v. Sierra Club, Federal Defendants believe that drafts of the National Marine Fisheries Service’s biological opinion that were exchanged with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management are protected by the deliberative process privilege, see, No. 19-547, cert. granted (U.S. Mar. 2, 2020), but are including them in this supplement as directed by the Court pursuant to its January 6, 2020 Order.”
The Court’s docket ID is South Carolina Coastal Conservation League v. Ross, Civ. No. 2:18-cv-3326-RMG(D. SC).